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Board of Governors, 2017-2018

The Board of Governors is an advisory board to the Board of Regents, the College's policy-making body. The Board is comprised of popularly elected Governors who implement national projects and initiatives at the chapter level and represent member concerns at the national level.

There is also a directory of Governors-elect.

Board of Governors

Chair, Board of Governors

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR

Chair-elect, Board of Governors

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Saint Vincent Hospital
Worcester, MA


Gustavo R. Heudebert, MD, MACP
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL


Julie McCormick, MD, FACP
Private Practice
Anchorage, AK



Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP
Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program
Pulmonary Associates of Southern Arizona
Tucson, AZ


Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Cancer Institute
Pine Bluff, AR

Northern California

Raminder S. Gill, MD, FACP
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, CA

Southern California Region I

Mark S. Noah, MD, FACP
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Region II

Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA

Southern California Region III

Charles J. Hamori, MD, FACP
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
La Mesa, CA


Andy M. Fine, MD, FACP
University of Colorado School of Medicine
South Denver Primary Care
Littleton, CO


Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD FACP
CT Institute of Primary Care Innovation
Farmington, CT


Tabassum Salam, MD, FACP
Christiana Care Health System
Wilmington, DE

District of Columbia

Ashesh D. Patel, MD, FACP
George Washington University School of Medicine
Private Practice
Washington, D.C.


Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, PA
Private Practice
Coral Springs, FL


John G. Langdon, MD, FACP
New Wave Biosciences
Winter Park, FL


Walter J. Moore, MD, FACR, MACP
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University
Augusta, GA


Lisa A. Camara, MD, FACP
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program
Honolulu, Hawaii


Melissa (Moe) Hagman, MD, FACP
University of Washington
Boise Internal Medicine Residency
Boise VA Medical Center
Boise, ID

Illinois Downstate

James F. Graumlich, MD, FACP
University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria
Peoria, IL

Illinois Northern

Suja Mariam Mathew, MD, FACP
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Chicago, IL


Bradley L. Allen, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Scott Vogelgesang, MD, FACP
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA


Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, FACP
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS


Phillip F. Bressoud, MD, FACP
Campus Health Services
Louisville, KY


Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD, FACP
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA


John E. Erickson, MD, FACP
Tufts University School of Medicine
Portland, ME


Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Chair-elect, Board of Governors
George M Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Saint Vincent Hospital
Worcester, MA


Louis D. Saravolatz, MD, MACP
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI


John B Bundrick, MD, FACP
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


S. Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS


Richard W. Burns, MD, FACP
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Columbia, MO


Pamela Hiebert, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Associates
Bozeman Deaconess Hospice
Gallatin County Rest Home
Bozeman, MT


Marvin J. Bittner, MD, FACP
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE


Evan M. Klass, MD, FACP, FACE
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV

New Hampshire

Peter F. Walkley, MD, FACP
Laconia, NH

New Jersey Northern

Beth R. Nalitt, MD, FACP
Summit Medical Group
Short Hills, NJ

New Jersey Southern

Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP
Capital Health Regional Medical Center
Trenton, NJ

New Mexico

Betty Chang, MDCM, PhD, FACP, FACCP
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

New York Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island

Donna P. Seminara, MD, FACP
Island Internist PC
Staten Island, NY

New York Hudson Valley

Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP
CapitalCare Medical Group
Albany, NY

New York Long Island

Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY


New York Manhattan/Bronx

Lawrence Phillips, MD, FACP
Cardiology Faculty Group Practice
New York, NY

New York Upstate

Lynn M. Cleary, MD, FACP
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

North Carolina

Peter R. Lichstein, MD, FACP
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem

North Dakota

Neville M. Alberto, MD, FACP
University of North Dakota
Sanford Health
Fargo, ND


Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Summa Health Medical Group - Infectious Disease
Akron, OH


Michael S. Bronze, MD, MACP, FIDSA
OU Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK


Marianne C. Parshley, MD, FACP
Oregon Health and Science University
Providence Medical Group Gateway Internal Medicine
Portland, OR

Pennsylvania Eastern

David L. George, MD, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University
Reading Hospital
West Reading, PA

Pennsylvania Southeastern

Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Pulmonary Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Western

Thomas C. Grau, MD, FACP
UPMC Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA

Puerto Rico

José Lozada-Costas, MD, FACP
Private Practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

Audrey Kupchan, MD, FACP
Coastal Medical
East Providence, RI

South Carolina

Patricia E. Sadler, MD, FACP
Hospice of Laurens County, Inc.
Clinton, SC

South Dakota

Matt Bien, MD, FACP, FAAP
Avera Medical Group
University of South Dakota
Brookings, SD


Tracey E. Doering, MD, FACP
University of Tennessee
St. Thomas Health
St. Thomas Midtown Hospital
Nashville, TN

Texas Northern

John (Jack) D. Myers, MD, FACP
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare-Central Division
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Temple, TX

Texas Southern

George E. Crawford, MD, MACP
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX


Mary H. Parsons, MD, FACP
Redstone Health Center
University of Utah Hospital and Clinics
Park City, UT


Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT


William E. Fox, MD, FACP
Fox and Brantley Internal Medicine, PLC
Charlottesville, VA


Joyce E. Wipf, MD, FACP
University of Washington
VA Puget Sound HCS
Center of Excellence for Primary Care Education
FVA Puget Sound HCS
Seattle, WA

West Virginia

J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD, FACP
Private Practice, Gastroenterology
Wheeling, WV


Mark K. Belknap, MD, FACP
Memorial Medical Center
Ashland, WI


Michael D. Tracy, MD, FACP, FAAP
Powell, WY



U.S. Government/Military Services

U.S. Air Force

Matthew B. Carroll, MD, FACP, FACR
Keesler Medical Center
Keesler AFB, MS

U.S. Army

LTC Cristin A. Mount, MD, FACP
Madigan Army Medical Center
Uniformed Services University

U.S. Navy

Michael P. Keith, MD, FACP, FACR
Uniformed Services University
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD



Ex Officio Members

Chair-elect, Council of Resident/Fellow Members

Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, TX

Chair-elect, Council of Early Career Physicians

Danny A. Newman, Jr., MD, FACP
Private Practice
Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Vice-chair, Council of Subspecialties

Richard Honsinger, MD, MACP
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Private Practice, Allergy/Immunology
Los Alamos Medical Center
Los Alamos, NM

Vice Chair, Council of Student Members

Chelsea L. Cockburn
MD-PhD candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

International Governors



Narmin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP
University of Alberta
Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Atlantic Provinces

David R. Anderson, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada

British Columbia

Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FCP(SA), FRCPC(GIM-Founder), FACP
University of British Columbia
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Terrace, BC, Canada


Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, FRCPC, DTMH
College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Irene Hramiak, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
St. Joseph's Health Care London
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada


Nadine Lahoud, MD, MBA, FRCPC, FACP
Université de Montréal
Lasalle Hospital
Lasalle, Québec, Canada

Latin America


Henrique Grunspun, MD, FACP
Hospital Albert Einstein
São Paulo, Brazil

Central America

Nestor Sosa, MD, FACP
Gorgas Memorial Institute
Panama City, Panamá


Luis Miguel Noriega, MD, FACP
Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile
Universidad del Desarrollo, School of Medicine
Clinical Alemana, Universidad del Desarrollo
Vitacura, Santiago de Chile


Jairo H. Roa, MD, M Sc Ed, FACP
Universidad de los Andes School of Medicine
Universidad el Bosque-Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota
Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota
Bogota DC, Colombia


Guillermo J. Ruiz-Argüelles, MD, FRCP (Glasg), MACP
Centro de Hematología y Medicina Interna
Clínica Ruiz
Puebla, Pue. México


Marcos Luis Troccoli Hernandez, MD, FACP
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Hospital General del Este Dr. Domingo Luciani
Caracas Venezuela



Quazi Tarikul Islam, FCPS, FACP, FRCP
Popular Medical College
Dhanmondi, Dhaka Bangladesh


Kenneth Leon Connell, MBBS, DM (UWI), PhD, FACP, FRCP (LONDON)
The University of the West Indies
St. Michael, Barbados


B. A. Muruganathan, MD, FACP
The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University
A.G.Hospital, Tirupur
Tamilnadu, India


Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF
Ofuna Chuo Hospital
Tokai University School of Medicine
Kamakura, Kanagawa

Saudi Arabia

Maha Mishari Abdulaziz Al Saud, MD, FACP
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Southeast Asian

Oscar Ty Cabahug, MD, FPCP, FACP
UERM Memorial Medical Center
Quezon City, Philippines